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March 2017

There’s something about trout fishing that always gets me excited. Maybe it’s the fact it’s a sign of Spring and after this past long and wet winter I am ready for some sunshine. But mostly I get excited for the lowland lakes trout opener because it reminds me of my youth. Like most other anglers I learned to fish by heading to the local lakes and fishing for trout on the opener and the following ...[more]

How to Prepare Canned Tuna for Salmon Fishing Many salmon anglers have come to realize the effectiveness of canned tuna as a bait source for salmon fishing. Canned tuna, especially packed in oil, has many uses as a salmon bait. It is often wrapped in mesh to form tuna balls, wrapped onto plugs, stuffed in Super Baits, or added to eggs as a flavor enhancer, and because canned tuna is sold in ...[more]

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the founders of Youth Outdoors Unlimited for several years and it’s been awesome to watch this organization work! The team at YOU is tireless when it comes to their mission of providing outdoor adventures for young people that truly appreciate it. At the core of what we do at Northwest Fishing Reports it’s a passion for our sport and by an extension the greater out...[more]

Having the proper equipment is as important in fishing as it is in any sport. With a wide range of bait options and techniques, rod manufacturers have developed rods to cast specific baits farther and more accurately. They’ve also balanced these capabilities with other factors to give the angler an advantage over a hooked bass. A truly effective fisherman or woman can now pick the perfect tool. Th...[more]

We all know drift fishing is a powerful technique for catching all kinds of river fish, including steelhead. What if told you there is a way to make drift fishing even better – cover more water, and keep your gear in the “zone” longer? Well that is side drifting. This boat based fishing technique is quite popular with fishing guides and recreational fishermen because it flat out puts fish in ...[more]

I can remember the exact place and time it happened… My wife and I were fishing Lake Wenatchee for sockeye in our brand new Thunderjet. The fishing had been good but the dogs were letting us know that they needed a shore break. I scanned the shoreline and found what looked like the perfect spot to ground the bow and let the dogs hop out. I eased the boat on to shore and gave a little throttle t...[more]

Since 1997, first as WashingtonLakes.com and its sister sites for Oregon, Idaho and beyond and recently as Northwest Fishing Reports, Digital Anglers has been focused on providing up to date information on northwest sport fishing opportunities while providing a place for people to share everything they want to about the sport they love. With a large membership and loyal following, Northwest Fishin...[more]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: <b>Bringing the outdoors, indoors</b> (Spokane, WA | February, 2017) The weather is getting warmer and the days longer, which means two things; Spring is close and The Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show is closer! Starting Thursday, March 16th join us at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center for FOUR full days of fun for all. Cost of Admission: Adults...[more]

February 2017

Sitting at the dinner table one Friday night my cell phone began ringing and the caller I.D. showed it was a fishing buddy of mine. I grabbed the phone and excused myself while my wife looked at me with a polite stare (in case she reads this article you know what I mean by “polite stare”) and I reassured her it would be a short conversation. As I answered the phone I wondered what he wanted. Our ...[more]

Lake Washington Perch Fishing Secrets During the winter months I tend to fish mostly for perch. I like how simple and relaxing it is. Plus it is great fishing to take kids and new fishermen too – plenty of action to keep them entertained, and lets them learn the basics of working a rod and reel, setting the hook, and other basic fishing skills. This article, however, will focus on fishing ...[more]

Felt-Soled wading boots are a terrific invention. The fabric can make a slippery log or rocky bottom feel easy to navigate, and can even make a long day of standing feel a bit easier. But as great as these boots are, their fabric-coated soles are a known cause of transmitting certain invasive species and diseases into different streams, severely impacting the creeks and the fish in them. <b>F...[more]

Whether you’re new to fishing or an experienced pro, chances are you practice some form of catch-and-release fishing. Something that was once only popular in fly-fishing has now found its way into mainstream angling. The reasons for releasing fish vary: from anglers who like to fish but hate the taste, to anglers who practice strict conservation methods in the hope of sustaining a healthy fishery ...[more]